Safety Fair at River Glen

Local Realtor Holly Barr – hey! I’ve heard of her – and Willow Glen PAL Soccer are teaming up to host a special community Safety Fair on Saturday, August 16, at River Glen Park.

Along with the soccer league’s festive “Pre-Season Games,” the entire community is invited to meet representatives of the SJ Fire Department, K-9 unit and the SJPD Mounted Police Unit – yes, the horses and doggies! AND MANY MANY MORE!

SafetyFairPAL

Willow Glen Realtor Tour July 10, 2008

The theme this week seems to be YARDS!! There were some beautiful yards on tour this week! While it was hot and you did not really want to be outside at all, it does help to have something very pretty to look at (and a cool drink in your hand). Realtors on tour often offer cool drinks and food to help us stay longer at a house and to help us remember a house–nothing calls to memory like a yummy snack or a free lunch!

First up was 1018 Carolyn Way for $1,129,000. Cute charming house with lots of fun details throughout. The yard was mostly behind the garage. Once you got to the yard, it was like an English garden. Many of us said how nice it would be to have a small wedding back there! Sorry I did not get a picture for you on that one!

Next up was 656 Palm Haven Ave. for $1,699,000. Gotta love the Palm Haven area being close to downtown and such an exclusive yet community feel… and this jem is in the HEART of it! Nice house with upper end appliances and custom (read expensive) touches throughout. Soapstone counters and titanium appliances

656 Palm Haven't gorgeous kitchen.

The yard was out of a magazine. It has built in heaters and fans.

656 Palm Haven's awesome patio

Of course the best house on the market right now is my listing at 1460 Kiner Ave. $949,950 between Cherry and Plummer. Talk about a yard… HUGE park-like yard with music, landscape lights and a playground. It is a ranch style house is very family friendly with some nice upgrades on a tree lined WIDE street.

Kiner Backyard

What is your favorite house on the market right now?

Here are some interesting numbers about this past week in Willow Glen’s real estate scene:

· 22 sales last two weeks in area 10 (Mostly 95125)

· 215 active listings in Willow Glen this week 6/28/08

210 active listings is the gold standard for a sign of a healthy market for this area. The fact that we are consistently in the 230-240 range indicates Willow Glen to be a stable market.

Highlights of June 5 Willow Glen Realtor Tour. Lots a flippers out there!

Some nice flips and first time buyer homes to be had in Willow Glen this week! My personal favorite is 1864 Johnston Ave. It is in the Booksin school district and is an original Kirkland Villa home. In fact they have refinished the original parquet flooring. It is a cute original 2 bed 1 bath priced at $638,500.

Three more homes stand out as flips or first time buyer properties for me. First is1005 Spencer ave 3 bed 2 bath listed at $675,000 this house is a TOP BUY for the area! Nice house! Next is 2206 Bello Ave (off Curtner) has a nice 8192 lot size and with 3 bed 1 bath mostly original the price of $699,000 is attractive.

Lastly,1545 Fucshia is also attractive with a price of $769,000 3 bed and 2 remodeled bathrooms.

Doll house cute this week is 1158 Willow Glen Way. Everyone loves that street and this house is 2 bed 1 bath for $835,000 so you certainly pay to live on that street! I loved the cute fireplace and all the curb appeal!

If you have been thinking about a fourplex, check out 1121 Garfield ave! Right near Rotten Robbie listed at $1,100,000. The realtors on tour thought it should be below $1 million.

My pick of the week is 1148 Kotenberg.
Highly desirable street in Willow Glen, this house is a beautifully remodeled 3 bed 2 bath on a large 9300 sq ft lot. The owners have done some creative and well thought out remodeling to work with the interior space of 1520 to make It more functional as well as beautiful. Here is a picture of the creative crown that is two layers of crown with paint in between the layers to make it look even larger! Also take a look at the breakfast nook carved from the granite slab in the galley kitchen- Works well in this home.

Here are some interesting numbers about this past week in Willow Glen’s real estate scene:

  • 11 sales last week in area 10
  • 235 active listings in Willow Glen this week 6/5/08
  • 225 active listings in Willow Glen last week 5/29/08

210 active listings is the gold standard for a sign of a healthy market for this area. The fact that we are consistently in the 230-240 range indicates Willow Glen to be a stable market.

What have you done to your house that is creative and out of the box?